Most Underrated Starter Pokemon


The Top Ten

1 Chespin Chespin Chespin, known in Japan as Harimaron, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

I think he is the best out of the generation 6 starters

Chespin is my favorite pokemon and to be honest he is very underrated

So cheerful and cute


I really really despite the haters he gets just because of bad evolutions.



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2 Bulbasaur Bulbasaur Bulbasaur, known as Fushigidane in Japan, is the first Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Could easily defeat a Charmander with a higher level. I feel so much sympathy for this little guy. He needs to be number one. Gym wise, he's actually the absolute best. He's just always overshadowed by the other starters. Please, show your sympathy, and make Bulbasuar great again. - sandycheeks

Poor Bulbasaur, he was always shadowed by charmander and squirtle. He is cute and powerful, therefore, I think he should be number one

Bulbasaur is strong, and one of my favorite starters. People just hate him because of how he looks, but looks don't really matter.

Bulbasaur's the best Pokemon and he's so underrated. He deserves more attention. - LeRoiDesSapins

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3 Tepig Tepig

Best Fire Starter ever! It's design when fully evolved is awesome and when starting out it's cute, It has a versatile move pool with options like flamethrower, Fire blast, brick break, focus blast, rollout, stone edge, grass knot, and even scald, and it has the stats to back them up. Low speed? Flame charge will fix that. Low defense? Set up a dual screen prior. It's not the most conventional fire starter, but it is really useful once you get used to it and you can make it different every time you play through with it. That's why I think it's the best and deserves more love. - SigmaScott4

How's Chespin Underrated? Tepig is awesome!

Even though he is the third in a fire-fighting line, he is still good. Great physical sweeper!


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4 Delphox Delphox Delphox, known in Japan as Mahoxy, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Why do people hate Delphox?

Way overhated.

Should be #1. People don't hate Chespin.

Greninja and Chesnaught are both really cool but Delphox is my favourite starter and is way more underrated!

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5 Chikorita Chikorita Chikorita, known in Japan as Chicorita, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

She's that overrated that people still don't think she's overrated because they might be forgotten her

Chikorita is a TANK. He/She can take a flamethrower 3 times! Amazing!

I love this little green leaf dinosaur

Chikorita is way overhated

Many people say this Pokemon is terrible at most of the gym

Last time I check, the Chikorita line have a easy time against whooping 5 gym leader which is Whitney, Chuck, Jasmine, Pryce and Clair, I’m dead serious here.

Whitney: By this point you should have Poison Powder and Reflect which both helps against her Miltank

Chuck: his strongest Pokemon is a Poliwrath which is part water type

Jasmine: Magnemite can't do jack to Meganium and Steelix takes neutral damage to grass type and has low special defense

Pryce: despite being a ice type gym leader, all his Pokemon are weak to grass moves

Clair: Gyarados and Kingdra takes neutral damage from grass moves and her Kingdra Smokescreen won't save him from Magical leaf which is a sure hit move, the only Pokemon Meganium fears is one of dragonair's fire blast

Seriously, the only reason people hate this Pokemon is either A: Doesn’t know how to strategically ...more

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6 Totodile Totodile

I love Totodile! But everyone picks Cyndaquil...

Me too! I love him too he is my favorite

My favorite out of all!

It is so cuttteee

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7 Oshawott Oshawott

He's really cute and really good and for what! He's the most hated and frankly most underrated water starter and better yet, the most underrated starter!

Extremely overrated

Wrong because sammourott is good

Oshawott is socute and cool when it evoles

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8 Torchic Torchic

He's not underrated or overrated

Underrated? This is no doubt one of the most overrated starters ever, I mean without mega, Blaziken is in Ubers and has one of the best abilities a medium fast Pokémon would dream, Speed Boost.

9 Popplio Popplio Popplio is a water type starter Pokemon who made his debut in Pokemon Sun and Moon. It was based on a sea lion and circus clown. It evolves into Brionne and then into Primarina.

I agree

Popplio is cute! But every one chooses Rowlet and Litten. to be honest I chose litten

While, Yes, He used to be underrated, Now I feel like a Pokémon that deserves this spot better is Litten. Allow me to explain In one sentence. The moment Litten evolved into Incineroar, Nobody wanted Him, The world was all Popplio and Rowlet. Need I say more? Please, Don't let Litten Be the Tepig of Gen 7.

If you think Popplio is ugly then guess what: YOU NEED BRAIN HELP! And fast!
Seriously, which heartless criminal would hate this?! Just look at those irresistible eyes, cute boopy pink nose and pretty shade of blue! It’s design is unique and adorable. Is some stupid ugly kalos cheap ripoff of vulpix really better (ahem Fennekin)?! NOPE.
And what does it evolve into? A gorgeous mermaid seal queen, who is probably the most powerful and prettiest water type of all time. GO PRIMARINA! Honestly, Delphox is a damn ugly fire fox witch and if I see ONE more fire fox Pokémon I swear I will LOSE IT...

10 Mudkip Mudkip Mudkip, known in Japan as Mizugorou, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Everyone loves mudkip. He isn't underrated

Mudkip is actually overrated (at least was; the joke seemed to died) - Yungstirjoey

Too overrated I hate mudkip - legendary

Boo Mudkip!
Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle, Pikachu
Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Totdile = always.

I miss the old days and all games are the same.

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The Contenders

11 Turtwig Turtwig

He's de best tank in my opinion
And if u teach it earthquake it can take down most fire types

12 Incineroar Incineroar

Glad he's getting Thunder Punch and Drain Punch in US/UM but it hurts that my 2 favorite fire starters (2 Incineroar 1 Charizard) get so much hate for either being popular or because people are so nitpicky. And he shoots fire from HIS BELT!

This was the best starter of the gen 7, sadly overshadowed by decidueye and primarina.

13 Primarina Primarina
14 Froakie Froakie Froakie, known in Japan as Keromatsu, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

My favorite starter! I don't see why he is underrated at all!

I love froakie

15 Squirtle Squirtle Squirtle, known as Zenigame in Japan, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise. It was originally conceived by Game Freak's character development team and finalized by Chaniah Pantry. It is a squirrel-turtle hybrid .
16 Wynaut Wynaut

I voted for this because WYNAUT

He's so coot >w<

17 Piplup Piplup Piplup is a starter Pokémon in the Sinnoh region. It is the Water-type Starter. It resembles penguin. It was also the first penguin Pokémon to be created.

Piplup I just wanna hug you why won't anyone like this cute little penguin everyone choose's a fire monkey JUST because it's the best

Piplup is so underrated I feel sorry

18 Chesnaught Chesnaught Chesnaught, known in Japan as Brigarron, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

He is my favourite when every one liked greninja I thought to pick chespin as my starter 'mon because I love it's design and it beats greninja with eaise

19 Cyndaquil Cyndaquil Cyndaquil is a Fire-type Pokémon introduced in Generation II. more.

Like the other two Johto starters, he remains in the shadow of gen 1 ones.

Very underrated and super strong

20 Snivy Snivy

This Pokemon is now overrated, because all the time they do saying "Like if you think Snivy is the best! " and etc, and this is not even fair, Tepig is little bit hated than Snivy and everyone thinks it's badass and cool and cute, I don't think so it's kinda weird, but hey it's my opinion.

A ivy is super underrated. Once you get your hands on a serperior and a lawnmower rotom, you can switch out leaf storms with the recoil having no effect!

It and its evolutions are cool looking.


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21 Charmander Charmander Charmander, known as Hitokage in Japan, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

He's the best starter some people hate this starter - legendary

Everybody hate this pokemon and you don't put he in the top 10 of this list,whata hell

22 Pikachu Pikachu Pikachu are a species of Pokémon, fictional creatures that appear in an assortment of video games, animated television shows and movies, trading card games, and comic books licensed by The Pokémon Company, a Japanese corporation.

Not a starter - legendary

23 Magikarp Magikarp Magikarp, known in Japan as Koiking is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise. It resembles an orange fish with whiskers. It was created by Ken Sugimori, Magikarp first appeared in the video games Pokémon Red and Blue and subsequent sequels. It is a water type that evolves more.
24 Fennekin Fennekin Fennekin, known in Japan as Fokko. is a fictional creature in the Pokemon Franchise. Introduced in the 6th gen, Fennekin is a Fire type Pokemon, and one of the starter Pokemons in the Kalos Region. It is classified as the Fox Pokemon. Instead of eating snacks, Fennekin chew on twigs. It can be temperamental, more.

Fennekin where to start my love for you puts a fire in my heart if I lived in kalos I would want you to be my start... er. Anyway after that poem of love for a pokemon I love foxes fire types kitsunes and beautiful pokemon now eevee may be my favorite pokemon but fennekin would be a definet yes on my team.

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